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Sophronia

fem. proper name, from Greek sophronia, from sophron (genitive sophronos) "discreet, prudent, sensible, having control over sensual desires, moderate, chaste," literally "of sound mind," from sos "safe, sound, whole" + phren "midriff, heart, mind" (see phreno-).

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  • Mr. Vivian has come, sophronia, according to your directions.

  • Cautious, sophronia, only cautious, for your and the children's sakes!

  • "I shall be glad to have a visit from you, sophronia," he said.

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  • I would give a farm, a good farm, to have seen sophronia's face.

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  • It took several crusts to satisfy Miss sophronia at breakfast.

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  • "I remember them very well, sophronia," said Mr. Montfort, steadily.

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  • I—I used to run sophronia up-stairs, Margaret, when she was a troublesome girl.

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  • But Miss sophronia bore, she declared, no malice to any one.

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  • "A pleasant journey to you, sophronia," he said, as he closed the door.

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  • You'll miss that train, sophronia, if you don't,—bon voyage!

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